Worship Calendar

Worship Calendar

Worship: Every Sunday at 11am

June 25, 2017
John Bloom-Ramirez
“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
In the Disney film “Cinderella”, the title character sings “… a dream is a wish your heart makes.”  Today we’ll discuss dreams, and how to find satisfaction when your dream doesn’t quite turn out the way you hoped.

July 2, 2017 “California: a Golden State of Mind”
Angie Mason
Celebrating our diverse state, California offers a unique perspective and metaphor for connection to ourselves. Our golden state teaches us how to tolerate ups and downs, contradictions, and thrive in the face of global and national upheaval. As Joni Mitchell first sang in 1971, “Oh will you take me as I am?” “I’m your biggest fan California, I’m coming home.”

July 9, 2017 “On Being Hit by a Truck”
Steve Ellison
Our personality helps shape who we are and how we interact with the world and with each other.  How can we better appreciate and celebrate our own and each other’s worth and dignity, particularly when it’s so easy to fall back on our own familiar patterns?  Where did that truck come from, anyway?  This service will be infused with the music of the Beatles.

July 16, 2017 “Still Life”
Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
I return today from a few weeks’ vacation.  While I’m away, I plan to visit several art museums  and look at a lot of paintings.  What does it do for our spiritual health to see life as discrete moments rather than as a continuous experience moving through time?

July 23, 2017 “The Happiest Place on Earth”
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur with John Bloom-Ramirez, Worship Associate
Everyone knows that the happiest place on earth is… Disneyland! But according to global religious leaders such as the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, “happiness” and “joy” are not the same… so where might the most joyful place on earth be? And how can we as Unitarian Universalists think about, and experience, a full measure of fun, happiness, and joy in our spiritual lives?  Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur recently completed her ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.  She lives with her husband and three children in Santa Monica, California.

July 30, 2017 “Open Space”
Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
I love the landscape of the southwest.  Away from the city, there’s physical space to wander and explore.  And there’s also spiritual space to let the imagination wander and explore.  We need this open quality in our spiritual lives regularly, wherever we are physically.

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